A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Zoning It In...

Urban Investigations

Zoning It In...

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Your Truth, Your Rights

Public Access Design

Your Truth, Your Rights

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

 Building Movement Project

Building Movement Project

develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ... more

Building Movement Project

develops research, tools, training materials and opportunities for partnership that bolster nonprofit organizations’ ability to support the voice and power of the people they serve.

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Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris began with GOLES as the PHROLES organizer in June 2005. She has been a life-long resident of Public Housing ... more

Lisa Burris

Lisa Burris began with GOLES as the PHROLES organizer in June 2005. She has been a life-long resident of Public Housing and began working with PHROLES as a steering committee member, eventually becoming the co-chair of the committee. Lisa graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from New Paltz College in 2003 and since has dedicated herself to creating social change. After college, Lisa worked teaching independent living skills to aging out foster children. She is a member of the United Nations Youth Council and co-founded Cultural Unity an organization in New Paltz dedicated to increasing cultural awareness and creating unity through education. Her organizing experience, incredible passion to create change, and first hand knowledge of public housing issues have prepared her for the challenges of organizing around public housing issues. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Lisa Burris has worked on PHTV: What’s up with Public Housing?

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Michela Buttignol

Michela Buttignol

Born and raised in Northern Italy, Michela Buttignol is a New York-based freelance illustrator whose technological ... more

Michela Buttignol

Born and raised in Northern Italy, Michela Buttignol is a New York-based freelance illustrator whose technological fortitude has enabled her to branch across a variety of mediums. In 2011, she moved to New York to become a freelance illustrator, and since has been featured in The New York Times, American Illustration 31, 3X3 Annual N.10, Illustration Age, Brain Pickings and she just got selected for Illustrators 57 by the Society Of Illustrators in New York. The Fox Is Black described Michela’s style as dark and mysterious, yet still retaining an aspect of cheekiness.

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 CAAAV

CAAAV

Founded by Asian women as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence in 1986, CAAAV is one of the first pan-Asian ... more

CAAAV

Founded by Asian women as the Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence in 1986, CAAAV is one of the first pan-Asian grassroots organizations in the U.S. to educate and provide advocacy on behalf of victims of hate crimes. CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities works to build grassroots community leadership and power across diverse low-income Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City to fight for institutional change towards racial, gender and economic justice. CAAAV is currently working with CUP on an Issue of Making Policy Public that focuses on rent regulation rights In New York’s Chinatown. 

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Kevin Cadena

Kevin Cadena

Kevin Cadena is a Colombian-American designer, creative technologist, community organizer and artist who is currently based ... more

Kevin Cadena

Kevin Cadena is a Colombian-American designer, creative technologist, community organizer and artist who is currently based in Queens, NY. Kevin intersects these mediums together in different ways to critique, enforce or speculate on culture, conventions, and ethics in his environment. Kevin graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2016 with a BFA in graphic design and since then, he has worked with many different organizations ranging from research labs and design agencies to museums and co-working spaces. In his free time, he enjoys supporting local music, playing video games, watching basketball, and organizing his room.

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Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon is the Director of Health Advocacy at New York Immigration Coalition, leading development and execution of ... more

Claudia Calhoon

Claudia Calhoon is the Director of Health Advocacy at New York Immigration Coalition, leading development and execution of city and state campaigns to improve health access, coverage, and delivery for immigrant communities. She has provided leadership to a diverse array of public health and non-profit settings including the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, the Open Society Foundations and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cuenca, Ecuador. Claudia is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Public Health Program at CUNY Graduate Center. She received a MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and a BA in American History from Earlham College.

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Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano is an animator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York.  With a background in traditional animation ... more

Justin Cassano

Justin Cassano is an animator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York.  With a background in traditional animation and an aesthetic rooted in strong design, Justin aims to create work that satisfies and engages viewers.  Visit justincassano.com to see what he’s been up to lately.

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 Center for Court Innovation

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, strengthen neighborhoods, and improve ... more

Center for Court Innovation

The Center for Court Innovation helps the justice system aid victims, reduce crime, strengthen neighborhoods, and improve public trust in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark innovation locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Center for Court Innovation worked with CUP on the I Got Arrested, Now What? MPP.

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 Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services ... more

Center for Family Life

Center for Family Life, a program of SCO Family of Services, is a neighborhood-based family and social services organization with deep roots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our mission is to promote positive outcomes for children, adults and families in Sunset Park through the provision of a comprehensive range of neighborhood-based family and social services. We partner with the community to provide access to resources and opportunities for personal growth and the development of interpersonal relationships that sustain and nurture families, support youth to develop into confident, capable adults and enrich the quality of life for neighborhood residents.

CUP worked with the Center for Family Life to create Plan for Your Child’s Future!, an illustrated workshop tool. This two-part tool, consisting of a poster and handout, explains the steps a parent can take to make a plan for their children in case they’re detained and deported. CUP also worked with CFL to make We Own It, a fold-out poster that breaks down how worker co-ops work.  https://sco.org/featured-programs/center-for-family-life/

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 Center for New York City Neighborhoods

Center for New York City Neighborhoods

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and ... more

Center for New York City Neighborhoods

The Center for NYC Neighborhoods promotes and protects affordable homeownership in New York so that middle- and working-class families are able to build strong, thriving communities. Established by public and private partners, the Center meets the diverse needs of homeowners throughout New York State by offering free, high quality housing services. 

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Agustín Cepeda

Agustín Cepeda

Agustín is a Community Education Program Manager at CUP. Agustín has always been passionate about art and ... more

Agustín Cepeda

Agustín is a Community Education Program Manager at CUP. Agustín has always been passionate about art and design: how it can embody care, spark joy, suspend time. He renovated homes for a living before understanding that what he loves the most about design is its capacity to bring people together in shared knowledge around a common goal. Shifting the goal from buildings to social justice led him to CUP! Agustín holds a Bachelor of Architecture (University of Texas at Austin) and a Master’s in City Planning (MIT). Outside of CUP he’s probably working on design projects with friends and family.

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Janet Chan

Janet Chan

Janet is a graphic designer, raised in China and now based in New York. She attended Parsons The School of Design and holds ... more

Janet Chan

Janet is a graphic designer, raised in China and now based in New York. She attended Parsons The School of Design and holds a BFA in Communication Design and minor in Data Visualization. She has worked with commercial clients as well as those in the arts and culture industry. Outside of the office, she enjoys fostering cat and dogs for the ASPCA. Janet is passionate for design and social issues and believes that good design is key to successful communication and education.

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Candy Chang

Candy Chang

With a background in graphic design and urban planning, Candy Chang likes to make city information more accessible and ... more

Candy Chang

With a background in graphic design and urban planning, Candy Chang likes to make city information more accessible and engaging through design and the creative use of public space. She worked with CUP to design the Vendor Power! MPP.

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Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez is a graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as an Associate Design ... more

Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez is a graphic designer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She currently works as an Associate Design Director at Vault49 after spending 8 years at the design agency Turner Duckworth. Born and raised in the Midwest, Melissa has also worked on both coasts of the states, bringing a wide range of perspectives to her work. Samples of her work can be found at http://www.melissa-chavez.com/.

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Aaron Chiu

Aaron Chiu

Was it ‘Choice or Chance’, that the lure of finding the Great Reuben would lead Aaron to the ‘Core ... more

Aaron Chiu

Was it ‘Choice or Chance’, that the lure of finding the Great Reuben would lead Aaron to the ‘Core Curriculum’ of the Big Apple? Interspersed between prowling deli-lined alleys of Gotham at night, he found refuge in the welcoming arms of CUP, who guided him through a maze of public policy and planning issues, as he used ‘21st Century Skills’ to cut and paste the pieces together. What will happen next? Down which road will this lead him? ‘Are You Ready for a Ruckus?’ Follow him on his next great adventure!

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Chloe x Albane Chloé Maës, Albane Jerphanion

Chloe x Albane Chloé Maës, Albane Jerphanion

Chloe x Albane is a design partnership started in 2017 in Brooklyn by two NY French transplants Chloé Maës ... more

Chloe x Albane Chloé Maës, Albane Jerphanion

Chloe x Albane is a design partnership started in 2017 in Brooklyn by two NY French transplants Chloé Maës and Albane Jerphanion. While evolving as designers in bigger agencies, they started working together on side-projects in order to regain involvement in the creative process. Their personalities and skills are complementary, spanning from ideation to production, web design to large-scale way finding, and illustration to brand identity. Stronger together, they aim to work on hand-picked projects and collaborations that involve smart ideas and passionate people. chloemaes.com/albane/

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D Wang Zhao  Chloe Chang

D Wang Zhao Chloe Chang

D Wang Zhao (赵梦仪) is a queer, gender non-binary, second generation Han Chinese immigrant from Anishinabek and Odawa and ... more

D Wang Zhao Chloe Chang

D Wang Zhao (赵梦仪) is a queer, gender non-binary, second generation Han Chinese immigrant from Anishinabek and Odawa and Peoria territories (known as Mid-Michigan). They use they/them/their pronouns. They are currently transitioning on testosterone with the understanding that their journey has no end goal. Based in Lenape territory (known as Brooklyn, NY), they are a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator who is passionate about understanding the intersections of fashion, media, design and business so they can hack the system in order to give space and opportunities to marginalized folks. On the side, they make comics, care for their house’s chickens, and dream about ways queer, trans, immigrant, disabled, creatives of color can help each other thrive. 

Website: www.dwangzhao.com

Chloe Chang (张洛书) is a designer, researcher and strategist with 6 years of experience working in advertising and human-centered design firms. She lived in Beijing for 12 years before moving to Brooklyn in 2009 to study Communication Design at Pratt Institute, and has made her home here since. She has experience in branding and marketing from her early advertising days, but is now focused on bringing design-led strategy and research methods to mission-driven spaces and initiatives. Most recently, she has been part of the team at design studio Openbox, designing greater low-income access to Neighborhood Trust’s financial services, creating opportunities for student-led education at the Williamsburg High School of Arts and Technology, and researching how community engagement in urban development projects in the Lower East Side can be more inclusive and beneficial to the communities who live there.

Website: www.chloechang.design

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Boyeon Choi

Boyeon Choi

I am an illustrator/graphic designer based in New York. I love making images to make sense out of things, or sometimes ... more

Boyeon Choi

I am an illustrator/graphic designer based in New York. I love making images to make sense out of things, or sometimes rather to obscure them. I have worked at MTWTF and prior to that, participated in a residency program at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, as a design group ‘FF’ working on community-based art projects. Currently, I am working as a freelancer to collaborate with various clients on a wide range of projects from printed matters to website. As a side project, I also make zines and hand-silkscreened stationery goods for a project group ‘Instant Rabbit’ which I co-founded with two of my classmates from SVA in 2012.

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Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi is a graphic designer / creative director / design educator working and living in New York City. Originally from ... more

Yeju Choi

Yeju Choi is a graphic designer / creative director / design educator working and living in New York City. Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she studied graphic design at Yale University (MFA) and Seoul National University (BFA). Since 2000, she has worked in various parts of graphic design, such as Art Director at Barneys New York, Graphic Design Director at WXYArchitecture + Urban Design, User Interface Designer at LG. Currently, she is running her own design studio NowHere Office in Chinatown and teaching graphic design at Yale University School of Art, and Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University. www.yejuchoi.com

Yeju was a 2013-2014 Pubic Access Design Fellow.

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Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung is a graphic designer and the principal of Once & Future, a design studio in NYC dedicated to bringing ... more

Nikki Chung

Nikki Chung is a graphic designer and the principal of Once & Future, a design studio in NYC dedicated to bringing thoughtful visual order to complex information. Once & Future makes identities, websites, mobile apps, books, illustrations, and more for small businesses and cultural organizations. Nikki received a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley and a MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. She has worked with CUP on Scary, OK With It, Good, Soda Census, and Draw the Line. Her website is http://once-future.com

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En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Swept Up

Urban Investigations

Swept Up

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC